Mr. Jason A. Tselentis

Member Since April 2000
Member Type Supporter
AIGA Chapter Charlotte
Title Associate Professor
Website morsa.com
Field Educator
Writer
Design/Graphic design
Bio

Jason Tselentis is an educator, writer, and designer living in North Carolina. As Associate Professor at Winthrop University’s Department of Design, he teaches visual communication design, brand strategy and development, web design, and typography. Jason has volunteered as Development Director for the Charlotte AIGA and he has served on their Advisory Board since 2009 focusing on education and membership.

His writings about design and visual culture have appeared in Arcade, Eye, mental_floss, Open Manifesto, HOW, and Print magazines. He is a Print contributing editor. Jason has four books to his credit on design and typography principles, and design history.

From 2003-2009 he contributed to the award-winning design forum Speak Up as an author. He has blogged for RockPaperInk and AIGA, and writes for HOWdesign.com, PrintMag.com, and Fonts.com.

  • Jason authored "Global Positioning Stupidity"
  • Jason authored "Fat Fight: Visual Communication Addressing Obesity"
  • Jason authored "Software Equals Interactive Design Education?"
  • Jason authored "Technology: Beast, Burden, or Blessing?"
  • Jason Tselentis commented on the article "http://staging.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=8907"

    Chris, thanks for the comment, and thank you for the link to your research. I'd love to read through your findings, and I hope others will do the same. As far as Lynch's book, yes, I read it in graduate school myself. A great book.

  • Jason Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3082&id=8771"

    Very cool. This was clearly a large undertaking, and one that involved the teamwork of dozens (perhaps more than a hundred?) editors, designers, project managers, and developers. Well done.

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2506"

    The fluid recommendations do depend on the person, Kevin. I've heard the dairy suggestion Mrs. Barringer makes before, and it can make you not only phlegmy, but also bloated. Even body builders avoid dairy to make themselves look better on camera. I also learned from my speech coach that lemonade or even limeade can irritate your throat, with the citric burning it & the sugar making it phlegmy. I'd be interested to read peer-reviewed materials about how foods & fluids impact one's lecture performance. Has your mom published elsewhere, David?

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1809"

    All I can say is, 'Ouch,' reading this stings. Thanks as always, Steven, for shedding light on the darkness.

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2383"

    Sue, your comment above sounds quite opinionated. Just because you feel Maeda's design is "pure eye candy", how can you say that he knows nothing about design? Maeda will become RISD's figurehead and chief administrator. The committee that elected him to do so certainly felt that he's capable, and if you denounce Maeda's soon-to-be position, then you denounce some of RISD's existing leadership. I argue that he will inspire and lead the institution quite successfully despite your point of view (which you are entitled to).

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2773"

    Oftentimes, designers define success based on popularity issues: did they win awards, get noticed, get worked talked about. Rarely do you hear designers talk about personal satisfaction, although deep down inside, that should be a primary motivator. I wholeheartedly believe that like artists, designers derive pleasure from doing something meaningful—whether for themselves, a client, the public, or commerce. It's important that designers realize this at the early stages of their development because it will help guide them towards a righteous path, and a path that they find fruitful on whatever level they choose to 'work.' Glad to see you're getting them talking about this sooner than later, Ellen.

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1936"

    Steve, a great pseudo interview. It's too damn funny (and to the point) to be real.

  • Jason Tselentis commented on the article "http://staging.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=8907"

    Chris, thanks for the comment, and thank you for the link to your research. I'd love to read through your findings, and I hope others will do the same. As far as Lynch's book, yes, I read it in graduate school myself. A great book.

  • Jason Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3082&id=8771"

    Very cool. This was clearly a large undertaking, and one that involved the teamwork of dozens (perhaps more than a hundred?) editors, designers, project managers, and developers. Well done.

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2506"

    The fluid recommendations do depend on the person, Kevin. I've heard the dairy suggestion Mrs. Barringer makes before, and it can make you not only phlegmy, but also bloated. Even body builders avoid dairy to make themselves look better on camera. I also learned from my speech coach that lemonade or even limeade can irritate your throat, with the citric burning it & the sugar making it phlegmy. I'd be interested to read peer-reviewed materials about how foods & fluids impact one's lecture performance. Has your mom published elsewhere, David?

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1809"

    All I can say is, 'Ouch,' reading this stings. Thanks as always, Steven, for shedding light on the darkness.

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2383"

    Sue, your comment above sounds quite opinionated. Just because you feel Maeda's design is "pure eye candy", how can you say that he knows nothing about design? Maeda will become RISD's figurehead and chief administrator. The committee that elected him to do so certainly felt that he's capable, and if you denounce Maeda's soon-to-be position, then you denounce some of RISD's existing leadership. I argue that he will inspire and lead the institution quite successfully despite your point of view (which you are entitled to).

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2773"

    Oftentimes, designers define success based on popularity issues: did they win awards, get noticed, get worked talked about. Rarely do you hear designers talk about personal satisfaction, although deep down inside, that should be a primary motivator. I wholeheartedly believe that like artists, designers derive pleasure from doing something meaningful—whether for themselves, a client, the public, or commerce. It's important that designers realize this at the early stages of their development because it will help guide them towards a righteous path, and a path that they find fruitful on whatever level they choose to 'work.' Glad to see you're getting them talking about this sooner than later, Ellen.

  • Jason A. Tselentis commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1936"

    Steve, a great pseudo interview. It's too damn funny (and to the point) to be real.